Jeremy Hardcastle has obtained a permit to vend his handmade dogs across from the Grove Arcade on Battery Park Ave. Xpress wrote about the hot dog maker last year.
Hardcastle’s hot dogs are generally only available late night at the Admiral in West Asheville — and have reportedly saved more than a few people from massive hangovers — or at least that’s the claim.
Hardcastle uses all local meats — Hickory Nut Gap pork and Brasstown beef — in his dogs. He piles tons of interesting, fresh ingredients on those wieners to produce some wild concoctions, like the Sexy Mexi, with jalapeños, bacon, mayo, fresh cilantro and guacamole.
Also on the menu today is the Überkraut, with bacon, brown mustard, chili and jalapenõs and the Spicy Redneck with chili, cheese, bacon, mustard (among other things). Hardcastle reports that he’s making kimchi so that he can serve his Kim Jong Chill dog next week.
Hardcastle says that he will be downtown with his cart Wednesdays through Saturdays, from noon until 6 p.m. (roughly) or until supplies run out.
And why should people try Hardcastle weiners, Xpress asks? “Where else are you going to get a local, handmade hot dog?” Hardcastle says. “And they taste really good.”